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News, Reviews and Product Launches

Unbreakable Polycarbonate Tableware Sale Now On!!

Utensils are pleased to announce our polycarbonate tableware sale. We have smashed our prices, unlike the product! Polycarbonate is virtually indestructable, making it safe for children to use. What about Melamine? Well, take a look at the table below which explains the main differences between polycarbonate and melamine, and why melamine should NOT be used by children.

New Utopia Glassware

Utensils Direct are please to launch a new range of glassware.
Utopia Glassware range is a comprehensive collection of drinking glasses, including flutes, wine glasses, beer glasses and tumblers.
Our prices are very competitive and stock availability is good.

Introducing Churchill Rustics

Churchill Rustics crockery is an exciting new range of natural rustic stoneware. Incorporating Rustics Snug ranges, Simmer Brown, Simmer Black, Simmer Terracotta and Centre Stage, the collective group features black, brown, cream and terracotta colours, with a splash of colour added with the deli bowls and snug mugs. Add authenticity to any menu, mix and match with other products, incorporate Churchill Wooden Boards, and add theatre to any dining experience. All pieces offer style and versatility. Currently, we have these superb ranges of crockery on offer, saving 30% off the normal price! Churchill Igneous and Churchill Menu are also part of the 30% off deal.

National Chip Week 17th - 23rd February

It is National Chip Week! We are a nation of chip lovers, be it from the local chippy wrapped in paper or dining in a cafe or restaurant. So why not treat your chips to being served up in some nice galvanised buckets? Or, perhaps, a rustic wire basket? Our Tableservice section features many different options for serving the humble potato chip. We also sell a wide range of gas powered fryers and electric powered fryers suitable for any establishment, for frying the perfect chip.

New Product Alert!! - 26/06/2013

Utensils Direct now supply a new range of slate platters. Great for a rustic dining experience, our slate plates and platters come in various sizes for use a main, starter or cheeseboard. Used in conjunction with our wooden boards and metal serving baskets and buckets, a unique dining experience can be achieved. To view our slate products and other tableware, please click here.

Our Latest Completed Project - Terre Terre in Brighton

Terre Terre Brighton - January 2013 Our latest kitchen installation was at the well known vegetarian restaurant Terre Terre in Brighton. Recently gutted in a fire, the kitchen at Terre Terre needed more than just new equipment; it needed new building work, plumbing, gas work electrics etc. The fire started when a pile of tea towels fresh from a tumble drier caught light. You can read about the fire here. Initially, John Baxter, the owner of UtensilsDirect, surveyed the site and knew immediately that it would be a massive job. After many meetings with the owners and relevant builders etc, a plan was drawn up and all new kitchen equipment was then subsequently quoted for. Many amendments later, the designs and quotes were finalized, and the work began. Lots of snags were encountered along the way. Eventually, all the new equipment arrived and was installed by Utensils Direct experienced commercial kitchen installation team. The new extraction canopy was fabricated by AVE of Burgess Hill. You can read all about the fire and installation here. Some photos of the fire damaged kitchen can be seen below. And after our installation.
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